Fred Tyler

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since Jan 04, 2015
Showed up for a PDC at Wheaton Labs and decided to stick around. He's now planning to build a passive solar/hobbity wofati on a deep roots plot at Wheaton Labs.
St Paul, MN/Tularosa, NM and now a gapper at Wheaton Labs
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Recent posts by Fred Tyler

was he using these on padlocks? they look like door lock cylinders. maybe instead of trying to find the perfect toxic gick, we can think of ways to keep rain off the lock.
7 months ago
I would just clarify that people in the bootcamp don't get meals, but rather food. We will cook and clean together.
7 months ago
Tuesday didn't mean that the cushions 'should' be 74". We had thought of storing them on the couches under the dust covers, so they maximum length is what would fit on the couch. When we were estimating how many people could fit on the bench, we gave everyone 22 inches. That was before there were some balcony posts in the way, so there might be slightly more room for few people now. A 21" wide cushion would be great. As Jocelyn points out, any of the single person cushions could also be used on the folding chairs.
8 months ago
the PDC class photo is from 2015, not 2016

In the big description, it might be good to list the evening presentations under the $10 level, instead of, or in addition to the $30 level.

In the big description of CANDY, it needs to say 'and everything in "THANKS"'
I merged your stuff with the following thread. I hope that is okay by you.
I guess i'll do like Kai and post some of the old photos mixed in with the more recent stuff. Have you seen Kai's thread? He is creating poetry.

There still plenty of snow of the ground, but that isn't stopping a few hardy plants. Here are a couple of shots of some garlic (Allium sativum) on my plot. These were poking up under some douglas fir trees whose thick branches reduced the amount of snow hitting the ground. It has probably snowed another foot since these photos were taken, so the garlic's growth may have slowed a bit.

The last picture is of some "mountain spinach" orach (Atriplex hortensis) sprouts. They couldn't wait for spring. They couldn't even wait to hit the ground. They were sprouting on the stalk in their little paper husks at basecamp.
10 months ago
For my plot, I ordered Early NY, Crystal White, Clear Dawn, and Dakota Tears. Any of which might be saved for seed the following year. For basecamp I ordered Red Bull, Talon, and Patterson, all hybrids we will not be saving for seed.

We are hedging our bets with 100 transplants as well.
10 months ago